This challenge is the first of its kind ever -- be a piece of history to raise 1 million dollars, $1 at a time while challenging your friends and family to do the same. Our goal is to change the world with a message of hope to combat bullying, suicide and mental health among our youth through one of the most requested school assemblies in America, the "Destroy Illusions Tour". We created this challenge to prove the power of ONE -- That VERY LITTLE from EVERY person make a BIG difference! This is why we created this one-of-a-kind t-shirt to highlight the 1,000,000 individuals who helped make a difference!
WHAT MOTIVATES US
As a motivational speaker, Tom Coverly has spoken LIVE on stages to over 3.5 million people about bullying, suicide prevention and mental health issues. He has watched schools, students and parents come together to change entire communities. But, if we are going to see major change, the WORLD must come together to beat these serious issues the same way we came together to fight the coronavirus bully.
Every 2 hours in America someone between the ages 11-21 ends their life. Suicide has increased 33% in the past two decades. Did you know that 160,000 kids skip school everyday because they fear being bullied? Our youth cannot escape the bullies due to social media, apps and text messages. We must do something. Anxiety and depression are at all time highs among our youth. More people need this message!
HOW THE MONEY RAISED WILL HELP
We typically have fees for our school assemblies to cover travel and speaker expenses. For several years we have offered schools in the midst of a suicide crisis an assembly at no cost. Your generosity enables us to reach millions more around the world.
Our motivational speaker, Tom Coverly cannot do it all. With more funds, we can send more top professional youth speakers into more schools.
For the past year, Tom Coverly and his wife have been writing a curriculum (Real Respect) for schools. Our goal is to take the powerful message from the school assembly and makes it applicable to everyday life of each student. Your generosity will help us print it and put it into the hands of schools.
If we raise more than one million dollars, our biggest dream would be to collaborate with a corporation and create a Super Bowl commercial that will inspire & impact millions of lives at once on the most watched night of the year. Sadly, anxiety, depression, bullying and suicidal thoughts are facing adults as well. Imagine the impact of a commercial that highlights the importance of purpose in life rather than just a product.
THE CHALLENGE - 2 EASY STEPS
1. DONATE $1 per name you would like on the t-shirt. Please keep names to a minimum of 15 characters or less.
2. CHALLENGE 3 other friends or family to do the same. Post a video or picture of you holding a one dollar bill on social media and challenge them to donate too. Be sure to mention onedollarchallenge.org and use the hashtag #onedollarchallenge when posting.
ONE OF MANY STORIES
I will never forget a student who came up to me after our assembly telling me that she had already planned to kill herself after school. She had already wrote the suicide letter and was just done with life. The only reason she came to school was to secretly say goodbye to her friends. She said because of the unbelievable timing of our assembly, it changed her thinking and she realized how much she now wanted to live. That evening her mom came with her daughter to our family night show and the mom had the suicide note in her hand and with tears rolling down her face hugged me thanking me for the words spoken at the assembly. There are numerous stories like this and because of your generosity, there will be many more lives impacted.
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